Jean-Yves Le Drian

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Non-proliferation is a major element of world security and rupturing that would be extremely damaging. We hope that Congress does not put this accord in jeopardy.feedback
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Oct 16 2017 Iran
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Jean-Yves Le Drian quotes

Sep 01 2017 - French Election Results

He (Assad) cannot be part of the solution. The solution is to find with all the actors a calendar with a political transition that will enable a new constitution and elections. This transition cannot be done with Bashar al-Assad who murdered part of his population and who has led millions of Syrians to leave their territory.feedback

Aug 26 2017 - Daesh

We are present in the war and we will be present in the peace. Even if our joint combat against Daesh is not finished, it is entering a phase of stabilisation, of reconciliation, of reconstruction, a phase of peace.feedback

Jul 15 2017 - Qatar

France is calling for these measures to be lifted, especially the ones that affect the population (the Qatari population), specifically the measures that affect bi-national families.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Syria conflict

I can't give any details, but I think that there is a window of opportunity at the moment. Like everybody, I think the Russians are conscious that there is no military solution to the conflict.feedback

May 18 2017

There were clashes yesterday around Gao. Once our troops, supported by Malian forces, started patrols around the the towns that we have taken, they met residual jihadist groups who are still fighting. We will go after them. We are securing the towns we have been able to take along with the Malian forces. The jihadists around Gao were using rockets yesterday. This is a real war with significant losses but I'm not going to get into an accounting exercise.feedback

May 12 2017

Unfortunately, our fight against jihadist groups is not a fight against a regular army. Whatever your success on the ground, it does not protect us from an attack.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Daesh

Today we can say that Raqqa is encircled and that the battle will begin in the coming days. It will be a very hard battle but it will be an essential battle.feedback

Mar 18 2017

Her two comrades thought it was necessary — and they were right — to open fire to protect her and especially to protect all the people who were around.feedback

Jan 20 2017

In 2015, we hit our historical exports figure of 17 billion euros. For 2016, the total is not yet tallied, but I can say that thanks to the Australia contract, we have reached a new summit with more than 20 billion euros in sales.feedback

Jan 20 2017

For 2016, the total is not yet tallied, but I can say that thanks to the Australia contract, we have reached a new summit with more than 20 billion euros in sales.feedback

Jan 12 2017

We can't exclude that operations of the same nature seen in the United States aim to disturb the French electoral system. I urge everyone to install the greatest vigilance.feedback

Jan 07 2017

No, of course not, we should not be naive. Our services have discussed the subject, if only to learn lessons for the future.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Iraq

The threat is there. It will be there after the taking of Mosul but in different conditions.feedback

Oct 25 2016 - Iraq

ISIL did not fall but it is faltering. So we must increase our efforts. The future loss of Mosul, Iraq's second city, will be a blood-soaked setback for ISIL.feedback

Jul 19 2016

Related Coverage"This is not just symbolic.feedback

Jan 12 2015

The President of the Republic has asked the Army to participate in the security at the high-risk places around the country because of the magnitude of the threats that our country faces. This is a real interior operation. There are exterior operations that are ongoing but this one is an interior one that is going to mobilize 10.000 men, which means almost as many as are right now participating in operations abroad.feedback

Sep 24 2014 - Algeria

Iraq has called on us to help with air support for the military action on the ground by the Iraqi troops and the troops from Kurdistan, and of course we will continue airstrikes in the coming days.feedback

Nov 26 2013

The Central African Republic is in a very serious condition. It's in collapse and we cannot have a country fall apart like that. There is abuse, massacres and the humanitarian chaos that follows a collapse.feedback

Feb 20 2013 - Boko Haram

We believe that it is the Boko Haram group which is behind the kidnapping, but we don't have a signature yet. And now unfortunately, terror comes after horror. Now this group – which we think is behind it – is in the process of kidnapping children.feedback

Feb 05 2013

We have a mission, and that is to expel, with the help of the Malian army, all terrorists and jihadists we find on Malian soil. Then our role is to step aside and let African and Malian forces take over, once we and the EU mission have trained them, and we want them to take that responsibility as soon as possible.feedback

Jan 16 2013

We're in a better position than last week but the combat continues and it will be long, let's be honest, the goal is to make sure that Mali regains all of its territory's sovereignty.feedback

Jan 13 2013 - Al-Qaeda

There are raids happening at the moment, there will be more this afternoon and tomorrow. The determination of the French President is absolute: we must eradicate this terrorism that could threaten the security of Mali, the security of our country (France) and of Europe.feedback

Jan 13 2013 - Somalia

We underestimated that.feedback

Jan 12 2013 - Somalia

Violent combat took place. I speak with great caution here, but I have reason to believe that unfortunately Denis Allex was killed by his captors. During the attempted rescue mission, a French soldier was killed due to his injuries and another is missing.feedback

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